ENER-G was commissioned by National Museums Liverpool (NML) to design and install the new CHP system at the Mann Island site – part of the famous Pier Head at the core of the World Heritage Site on Liverpool’s famous waterfront. The installation was completed ahead of the museum’s opening in July 2011. ENER-G will also operate and maintain the plant for 17 years.
Four CHP units have been installed to provide efficient generation at the largest newly-built national museum in the UK for more than a hundred years.
The prestigious £72 million Museum of Liverpool has installed an advanced combined heat and power (CHP) system, guaranteeing annual energy savings of more than £500,000.
The ‘trigeneration’ technology, which creates highly efficient heat, electricity and cooling, will also reduce carbon emissions by 884 tonnes each year – equivalent to the environmental benefit of taking 295 cars off the road.
The CHP system is split between a plant room in the new building and the historic Great Western Railway (GWR) Goods Shed on Liverpool’s picturesque waterfront. ENER-G is converting the Goods Shed into a state-of-the-art energy centre with sophisticated remote monitoring and diagnostic facilities.
ENER-G has designed and manufactured two 385kWe bio-diesel CHP units, two 768kWe natural gas CHP systems and installed two 850kWe boilers, an 1000kWe absorption chiller and a 998kWe conventional compression chiller which will serve all the new museum’s energy needs.